Stunning actress Keira Knightley prefers to stay out of the spotlight when not onscreen, so it can be hard to stay up to date with her movements. You might know Keira for her movies, athletic figure and pretty face, but we bet there are plenty of things you didn’t know about the British actress. So we’ve put together a list of answers to the top FAQs about Keira. Enjoy!
1. Who is Keira Knightley and why is she famous?
Keira is a talented actress whose career in theatre and British TV began at the age of 7. Her breakthrough role came in 2002 when she played Bend it Like Beckham’s Jules Paxton, though she is also known for her appearances in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and Pride and Prejudice.
2. How old is Keira Knightley?
Keira’s birthday is March 26th, 1985, making her a 33-year-old Aries!
3. What is Keira Knightley's real name?
Originally intended to be ‘Kiera’, a typo at the registry resulted in this actress’ full name being Keira Christina Knightley, after Russian ice-skater Kira Ivanova, whom Keira’s father admired.
4. What nationality is Keira Knightley?
This celeb is as British as they come, born and raised in the Greater London town of Teddington.
5. Who are Keira Knightley's parents?
Keira’s mother and father are Sharman Macdonald, who was a theatre actor and playwright, and Will Knightley, also a theatre actor. Knowing how to captivate an audience clearly runs in the family!
6. How many siblings does Keira Knightley have?
Keira has an older brother, Caleb Knightley, who is also an actor. If she had a sister, our guess is that she’d also be in showbiz!
7. Who is Keira Knightley friends with?
Keira’s best friend is fellow model/actress Sienna Miller, though The Telegraph reports that she ‘does not feel the need to befriend [celebrities]’.
8. Who is Keira Knightley's husband?
Keira is married to James Righton, keyboardist in London-based band ‘Klaxons’.
9. When did Keira Knightley get engaged?
James and Keira began dating in February 2011 and got engaged just over a year later in May 2012.
10. When was Keira Knightley's wedding?
James Righton and Keira officially tied the knot on May 4th, 2013, in the Côte d’Azur in southeast France, and again at a second ‘secret’ wedding ceremony in the woods, dispelling rumours that Keira was a lesbian. Her Valentino couture wedding dress was said to have cost £50,000, approximately $90,000 AUD!
11. Who has Keira Knightley dated in the past?
Famous faces in Knightley’s romantic history include Pride and Prejudice co-star Rupert Friend, Fifty Shades of Grey lead Jamie Dornan, and Irish actor Del Synnott. Adrien Brody of The Pianist and Peaky Blinders fame was also rumoured to be her boyfriend at one point.
12. Does Keira Knightley have kids?
Keira has one child with hubby James, 3-year-old daughter Edie.
13. Is Keira Knightley pregnant?
As of writing this, Keira is not expecting another baby.
14. Is Keira Knightley religious?
Knightley is a self-confessed atheist, and has joked in the past about how “[having a religion] sounds much better than having to live with guilt” since “[she] would just get to ask for forgiveness”.
15. What movies has Keira Knightley been in?
Keira has been in a lot of movies. Like, A LOT of movies. These include Atonement with James McAvoy, The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch, Love Actually, The Duchess, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise with Orlando Bloom, King Arthur, The Edge of Love where the actress bared her breasts for a sex scene, and Begin Again which had Keira singing on screen.
16. What is Keira Knightley's net worth?
Keira is said to be worth $60 million USD, or approximately $83 million AUD.
17. How tall is Keira Knightley?
Keira’s height is 170cm (or 5 feet 7 inches).
18. How much does Keira Knightley weigh?
Keira’s weight of 54 kg (or 119 lb) has been a contentious point for those who consider her ‘excessively skinny’, but Keira has fought off accusations of her being anorexic, as the Daily Mail knows all too well.
19. What is Keira Knightley's diet?
According to best friend Miller, Keira eats “like a pig”. Her mother states “she can eat anything that she wants and she does not put on weight”. Totally Jel!
20. How much weight has Keira Knightley lost?
Given the actress’ natural slimness, which, according to her mother, she inherited from her father, we assume that Keira hasn’t needed to lose much, if any, weight to maintain her slender shape.
21. What bra size is Keira Knightley?
22. Does Keira Knightley smoke?
The British actress has been seen smoking just about everywhere off-set (bars, restaurants, you name it).
23. What are Keira Knightley's most famous hairstyles?
In 2016, Knightley admitted she had been wearing wigs since 2011 – constantly dying her hair for various roles had damaged it to the point of falling out! Because of this, she is often seen sporting short hair in the form of pixie cuts, bobs, and lobs, but we think she looks gorgeous no matter what she does with her locks.
24. Has Keira Knightley ever posed nude or topless?
The actress admits she has “very European...feelings towards [her] body” and is not afraid of a nude scene. She first appeared naked in The Hole at age 15, and has also posed nude for Vanity Fair with fellow actress Scarlett Johansson.
25. Has Keira Knightley ever had a leaked sex tape scandal?
As of writing this, there have been no rumours of a Keira Knightley sex tape.
26. Was Keira Knightley part of the Fappening nude photo leak?
The mass theft and distribution of celebrity nude photos of 2014 did not include images of Keira, but she stood by Fappening victim and fellow actress Jennifer Lawrence’s deeming the ordeal a “sex crime” and “not a scandal”, saying Lawrence was “absolutely right” to be disgusted at the “sexual violation”.
27. Was Keira Knightley in Star Wars?
When she was 12, Keira played Sabé, handmaiden and double to Queen Amida la (Natalie Portman) in Star Wars: Phantom Menace. Apparently even their mothers couldn’t tell them apart.
28. Has Keira Knightley had plastic surgery?
Many speculate whether the actress has had work done, particularly about a rumoured nose job and lip fillers to augment her sultry pout. At 26, Keira went public with her desire for breast implants, but announced 3 years later that she did not ever plan to go under the knife (not even to align her ‘snaggle tooth’ which sits forward in her top row of teeth), though would “[never] condemn any woman for doing something that made her feel better about herself”
29. How many shoes does Keira Knightley own?
We can’t tell you and neither can Keira. She is quoted as saying "I have no idea!".
30. How does Keira Knightley look with no makeup?
Keira’s facial features become more pronounced when bare-skinned, showing off naturally bold brows and cheekbones to die for.
31. What is so special about Keira Knightley's eyebrows?
Keira describes her brows as ‘enormous’, but all we see are envy-inducing full brows with a lovely subtle arch.
32. Does Keira Knightley wear glasses?
Keira has been spotted in thick-rimmed specs with square frames that complement her angular face nicely.
33. Is Keira Knightley on Twitter?
After commenting in 2009 about how “dehumanising” social networking platform Twitter is, Keira set up a Twitter account under a fake name and joined the site...for just 12 hours before deleting the account. She said it made her feel like being unpopular “in a school playground...standing on the sidelines”.
34. Is Keira Knightley on Instagram?
Social media recluse Keira is also not on Instagram– “I like being private...I just don’t want to know about your life.”
35. Does Keira Knightley have any tattoos?
The actress has been seen with temporary tattoos adorning her body, but she doesn’t seem to have any real ones so far.
36. What is Keira Knightley's best red carpet look?
Sophisticated, regal, and gilded with intricate floral details, this gold Valentino gown flattered Keira’s waif-like figure and spun heads at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.